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I’m not sure where I first heard about FabScrap. It could have been from my sister, who is super conscientious about being good to our beautiful planet earth.
In any case, I wasn’t sure whether or not FabScrap would be a good investment, but last summer, I decided to dive in and see what they had to offer.
When the package arrived, boy oh boy was I surprised!
I paid only $15 (plus one additional dollar in general donation money) to get a full box of goodies from FabScrap, and I was immediately inspired to start sewing stuff! Heck, the swimsuit fabric alone would have cost me $15 a yard!
And the fifteen bucks I paid included the shipping cost. I got swatches of lace, satin, a piece of fabric covered in tiny sequins, and plenty of jersey fabrics, which as you know, can run pretty high by the yard.
The coolest thing about FabScrap is that you can request a grab bag/box of just one color, if you want to. They even have grab bags/boxes of just lace!
I asked for a “scrap pack” of fabrics in shades of purple, and I sent them a message with my order, specially requesting small prints. The donut fabric was my first inspiration, and the swimsuit fabric was next.
If you want to learn how I made the swimsuit for Tall Barbie that appears in today’s video, click here for that blog post.
If you’d like to make the jersey-fabric leggings for 18 inch dolls, you can learn more about that outfit on this page.
Should you decide to give FabScrap a try, use the following code for a 10% discount on your first purchase: FABRICSAVER10
Today’s blog post is a re-post. To understand why Chelly Wood is taking some time off, reposting older blog topics, revisit the end-of-March blog post entitled, “There’s a cat in my sewing room!”
If you’re new to my website, or to sewing doll clothes, these are some videos you may find helpful:
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to use bias tape
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to measure a doll
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to sew rickrack
- How to use selvage
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
- Tips on sewing with lace
For more of my free tutorials, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1.
To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.
The free printable PDF sewing patterns offered here on this website are the designs of Chelly Wood, and each one is marked with a Creative Commons Attribution mark. Any similarity to other companies’ or other crafters’ projects of a similar nature is unintended.
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If you enjoy my free videos, you might also enjoy my pattern design classes on the Creative Spark online learning platform.